Monday, August 5, 2013

New Assistant Coach Matt O'Dette Lead Instructor At T-Birds Hockey School

Press Release

KENT, August 2, 2013 — New Seattle Thunderbirds assistant coach Matt O’Dette has been confirmed as the lead instructor at the 2013 Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey School.

T-Bird alum Tyler Alos has also been confirmed as an instructor at the Hockey School which starts on Monday, August 5, at ShoWare Center.

T-Birds Seth Swenson, Danny Mumaugh, Griffin Foulk and Michal Holub will also be instructors at the camp.

Participants in the T-Birds fifth annual Hockey School are able to choose one of two weeks in August to participate in the school. The dates of the 2013 Hockey School are Monday, August 5, to Saturday, August 10, and Monday, August 12, to Saturday, August 17—all taking place at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

The 2013 Thunderbirds Hockey School will consist of six groups divided by age, ranging from youth to adult. There will be four youth groups: Group A for 6, 7 & 8 year-olds, Group B for 9 & 10 year-olds, Group C for 11 & 12 year-olds and Group D for 13 & 14 year-olds. Youth Group registrants will receive a hockey school jersey.

There will be an Adult group for players 18-years-old and older.  The Adult group will feature a two hour on-ice session preceded by an off-ice video instruction session and will receive a hockey school t-shirt.

For the fourth consecutive year the T-Birds will have a Junior Prep Group, which will be geared towards 15 to 19-year-old players preparing for their upcoming junior season. This camp will be difficult and challenging; focusing on conditioning and pace. This camp will only take place during Week 1, August 5-10, of the T-Birds Hockey School.  Participants will also receive a hockey school t-shirt.

Selected T-Bird players will be participating in both the on-ice and off-ice sessions of the Junior Prep Group as they prepare for the 2013-14 season.

The Youth and Junior Prep groups will receive an hour and a half of on-ice instruction followed by a one hour off-ice session. On the Saturday of the camp there will be a scrimmage game for each group.

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